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WHAT ARE THE SJA BRITISH SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS? 

The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards celebrate excellence among the country's sports writers, photographers, broadcasters and editors, whether staff or freelance, working for nationals, regionals, daily or weekly newspapers, as well as specialist sports magazines, news agencies and websites.
 

The results – including the Sports Writer of the Year, the Sports Photographer of the Year, Sports Network and the Sports Newspaper of the Year – will be announced at a virtual ceremony taking place tonight.  

There are 35 categories to enter across written, broadcast and photographic sports journalism. 

Judges

FAYE CARRUTHERS

chair OF BROADCAST JUDGES 

BROADCAST JUDGES

Tim Abraham, Shelley Alexander, Pete Andrews, Robin Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Phil Barker, Anne-Marie Batson, Stewart Binns, Mike Bovill, Helen Brown, Zara Buck, Andy Buckley, Tash Carpenter, Mike Carr, Faye Carruthers, Robert Charles, Reshmin Chowdhury, Drew Christie, Nick Collins, Simon Crosse, Gemma Davies, John Donovan, Chris Eldergill, Jeff Foulser, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Simon Green, Lynsey Hooper, Andrew Hornett, Jeremy Inson, Andy Ivy, Ollie Kneen, Nelson Kumah, Jade Lauriston, Iain Macintosh, Leon Mann, Lindsay McCombie, John McKenna, David Miles, Lisa O’Sullivan, Ellie Oldroyd, Laurie Palacio, James Pearce, Natalie Pirks, Joe Rawson, Rob Reeves, Matt Roberts, Jim Rosenthal, Charles Runcie, Richard Russell, Steve Scott, Janine Self, Kadeem Simmonds, Steve Smith, Caj Sohal, Louise Sutton, Bryan Swanson, Steve Tebb, Jo Tongue, Laurie Tucker, Marc Webber, Alec Wilkinson, Nia Wyn Thomas

COLIN BATEMAN

chair OF WRITING JUDGES 

WRITING JUDGES

Paul Abdale, Tanya Aldred, Mark Alford, Lizzy Ammon, Steve Bale, Patrick Barclay, Colin Bateman, Tom Bellwood, Adrain Bevington, Benny Bonsu, Stephen Brenkley, Ashley Broadley, Carrie Brown, Chris Buckley, John Burton, Liz Byrnes, Andy Cairns, Michael Calvin, Nick Cherrie, Lee Clayton, Kate Clayton, Ben Clissitt, Jessica Creighton, Geoff Critchley, Ian Dennis, Mike Dickson, Scott Dougal, Isabelle Duncan, Mark Edwards, Andy Elliott, John Etheridge, Scott Field, Mary Fitzhenry, Julian Guyer, Anthony Hay, Rodney Hinds, Richard Hobson, Jim Holden, Jon Holmes, David Hopps, Peter Jackson, Sarah Juggins, Adrian Kajumba, Antony     Kastrinakis, Martha Kelner, Anna Kessel, Peter Lansley, David Llewellyn, David Lloyd, Rachel Lynch, Michael Martin, Paul McCarthy, Ally McKay, Brendan McLoughlin, Nick Meacham, John Murray, Sachin Nakrani, Tim Nichols, Jennifer O'Neill, Mark Orders, Eleanor Preston, Keir Radnedge, Anton Rippon, Jon Ryan, Charlie Sale, Robin Scott-Elliot, Adam Sills, Lee Smith, Rob Smith, Neil Squires, Cathy Stone, James Toney, David Walker, Mike Walters, Paul Weaver, Nick Westby, Howard Wheatcroft, Laura Williamson, Alex Willis, Dean Wilson, Will Woodward.

MATTHEW FEARN

chair OF PHOTOGRAPHY JUDGES 

PHOTOGRAPHY JUDGES

Simon Bruty, Kent Gavin, Paul Gilham, Bob Martin, Rebecca Naden, Stuart Robinson, Dave Thompson

A huge thank-you to this years 150 person strong team of judges, all of whom gave up their own time to agonise and deliberate over the 1869 pictures, 825 articles and 44 hours of broadcast material entered into the competition. 

A special thanks to the judging panel chairs; Faye Carruthers, Colin Bateman and Matthew Fearn. 

Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards are available on the SJA website, please see links below. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to those that have made the shortlist, the awards were immensely competitive this year with 750 entries across written, broadcast and photography categories. Another thank you to the competition judges who deliberated over 1869 pictures, 825 articles and 44 hours of broadcast material between them. 

WRITTEN

There are 13 written categories including Sports Newspaper, Digital Sports Publisher, Football Journalist and Young Sports Journalist.

For detailed category descriptions, competition rules and information on how to enter please click below.  

BROADCAST

There are 12 broadcast categories including Sports Network, Sports Pundit, Live Event, Documentary and the Ones to Watch categories.

For detailed category descriptions, competition rules and information on how to enter please click below.  

PHOTOGRAPHY

There are 7 photography categories including Sports Picture, Canon Sports Portfolio, Specialist Sports Portfolio and Young Sports Photographer. 

 

For detailed category descriptions, competition rules and information on how to enter please click below.  

 
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The Awards....

It is unlikely we will be able to host the normal gala awards evening at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. Therefore the awards are scheduled to be announced via a virtual ceremony hosted by Jim Rosenthal.    

The ceremony will take place on Monday 15 March at a time to be confirmed and will of course be free to access. Whether the attire, food quality and alcohol consumption is up to the usual standards is up to you. 

More information will be revealed in the build-up to the event. 

#sja2019 - sja British sports awards 2019 

1K

ENTRIES ACROSS SPORTS WRITING, BROADCASTING & PHOTOGRAPHY 

150

INDUSTRY LEADING EXPERT JUDGES FORM OUR RIGOROUS PROCESS 

30

AWARDS INCLUDING  NEWSPAPER, 
NETWORK & PHOTOGRAPHER

650

ATTENDEES AT THE GALA AWARDS DINNER HOSTED BY JIM ROSENTHAL 

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